Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has this week welcomed more than 3,000 researchers for the International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2023).
The four-day conference, which took place 23-26 July, is the world’s largest and most influential HIV sciences conference, shining a spotlight on global advances in HIV research.
Australia is seen by the global community as being a forerunner of this, with members of the scientific community applauding it for being one of the first to achieve ‘virtual elimination’ by 2025.
“BCEC actively collaborates with the scientific and medical community through its highly successful Convention Advocates Partnership,” BCEC general manager, Kym Guesdon, said.
“Our convention advocates, who include many eminent scientists and academics, provide us with a deep understanding of where Brisbane and Australia lead the world in critical ground-breaking scientific research.”
Though Australia is a leader in reducing the spread of HIV, other nations within APAC have not been so successful. Hosting the event in Brisbane has allowed the international community to congregate and improve the regional response.
The event was supported by the Queensland Government, through Queensland Health and Tourism and Events Queensland. Brisbane Economic Development Agency also supported the event and Tourism Australia was the national partner.